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coming up. >>> we're learning more tonight about the unexpected resignation of cia director david petraeus. the retired general stepped down yesterday because of an extramarital affair. it was a breach of trust the general himself called unacceptable. nbc bay area's brian mooar has the story from washington. >> the sudden fall of cia chief david petraeus has washington asking how and why. and the woman suddenly in the spotlight, author paula broadwell, isn't saying. back in january, she was promoting her book on the general. >> he absolutely loves the agency, and i think it's a great place for him. >> broadwell, a west point graduate and arm reserve officer had close access to the cia director. federal agents are investigating whether she had access to his e-mails or computer. >> my understanding is that the fbi's investigation into what took place on computers there did not -- was not necessarily focused on him. they came by the information by accident. >> law enforcement and multiple u.s. sources tell nbc news that e-mails between general petraeus and paula broadwell were indica
that apparently no one saw coming. cia director david petraeus stepped down today, citing an extramarital affair. the woman is reportedly his biographer. and the fbi is investigating not because of any wrongdoing, but to see if the relationship was a security risk. president obama accepted his resignation today, saying he wishes petraeus and his wife the very best at this difficult time. the bombshell came as a surprise to many on capitol hill. petraeus was highly respected by both republicans and democrats. >> for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend. i mean, he is is one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> petraeus was appointed to cia director last year. prior to that he was the commander of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. in a statement, he said after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. "nightly news" will have more on the surprise resignation coming up at 5:30. >>> jus
after he was in the cia and it ended about four months ago. >> reporter: according to officials, the fbi didn't report the incident to petraeus's boss, the congress or the president until concluding its investigation last week. the president accepted petraeus's resignation friday. >> it is very puzzling, and i think was a mistake because this thing just came so fast and so hard. and since then, it's been like peeling an onion. >> reporter: national security expert roger cressey is defending the fbi. >> once the fbi concluded there was no security breach there was nothing more. >> reporter: cressey says he is more concerned what happens next as congress investigates the attack in benghazi and libya. as of now without testimony from petraeus. asking cia director will testify about benghazi later this week in petraeus's point. but at some point they will likely call on the retired four-star general to testify. danielle leigh, nbc bay area news. >> danielle, thank you. >>> from teenagers now to the multimillionaires, concussions do not death row inmate interstate. alex smith spoke with a neu
scandal, praising the former cia director for his career, but is reserving judgment on whether he should have been informed earlier. the president also said he is very confident they can gem immigration reform done. and those discussions are already under way. he also said he wouldn't extend the bush tax cuts to people making more than $250,000. but his sharpest response came following criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice and her comments on the attack in benghazi. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> senator lindsey graham of south carolina responded immediately saying he holds the president accountable, and that he failed as commander in chief before, during, and after that attack. >>> the speculation is over. congresswoman nancy pelosi will continue her role as house minority leader. the san francisco congresswom
with paula broadwell and testified that the cia did indeed know immediately it was al qaeda that attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. that attack took the lives of the u.s. ambassador and three others. petraeus says that information was withheld from the general public to not tip out terrorists that u.s. intelligence was on their trail. >>> two co-workers are missing after an oil rig explosion off the coast of louisiana. 11 people were injured on board the platform that happened this morning when a blast of fire ripped through this rig. this is near louisiana not far from the spill of 2010. the company that owns the rig, black elk energy, says no oil has leaked from the platform. >>> still ahead, most wanted no more. how one of the bay area's notorious criminals was taken down while dining out. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we're tracking the storm tonight. the first of two storms moving in right now. while you're dry in san jose, we do have rain picking up later on this evening. some of the heaviest activity moving into san francisco as
. ingredients for life. >>> the scandal surrounding ex--cia director david petraeus keeps growing, and now involves another high profile military man. the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen is now under investigation for e-mails sent between he and jill kelly, one of the women at the center of the petraeus career. now allen's nomination to be the nato chief of europe is on hold. allen claims the e-mails were mostly between his wife and kelly. kelly is the florida socialite who received threatening e-mails from paula broadwell. that led the fbi to discover that she and petraeus were having an affair. >>> bay area pediatricians are send mortgage babies to the hospital with a potentially dangerous respiratory virus. marianne favro joins us to tell us why doctors are alarmed. >> reporter: they're concerned because they're seeing rsv much earlier than they expected. and they think that that may be a sign of a rough winter season. if you or i get the virus, we may feel like we have a cold. but in babies, it's much more serious. pediatricians throughout the bay area are sending more
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